Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I think I'm getting closer...

I finished my print of the cute little brown-eyed beagle Suzette. She is right in the middle of her dinner dance. She is disguising her power with delicate curls and gold and silver embelishments, but don't be fooled! She has you in her power and she will get exactly what she wants and when she wants it!
I printed Suzette with three Gocco screens and then overprinted with my current favourite - dance steps - in gold.
A flourish that I drew and then printed in silver just finishes her off.

And speaking of finishing... my plan for today is to finish off the Moleskine pages for the exchanges I'm in and get stuck into my other collaboration with ninox.

And speaking of ninox, she tagged me again!
Thanks Jenn! How nice! I think you are brilliant too but I can't give it to you because you've already got it. So here's what happens now...

The rules of accepting are as follows:
1) Put the logo on your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
So here are mine..
I Linda at Freyed Edge. I love her blogs subtitle and the diverse and interesting content.
II Hanna at iHanna. She shares some good web finds and her journal book is on my wish list.
III New blogger Jennelaine at On This Side of Things might be new but her blog is interesting and she draws maps!
IV Walter Logeman as finished his thousand sketches and is still creating.
V Christine at Yarn about Yarn does yarn about yarn and also yarns about some other really cool creative stuff.
VI Karina at Magic Jelly. Everything over there is yummy!
AND (you know how in movies and TV shows after they run through all the fabulous stars they have another one to blow your mind and they are listed after 'AND' - well this is that kind of 'AND')
VII Sara from Double Elephant, The Daily Drawing and Complicities. How does she do it all? I guess I have to choose just one of hers so I'm going with Double Elephant.

Well, what a round up! I hope you all enjoy this little bit of link love. Oh, and Suzette in 'Dinner Dance' is available now in The Little Shop of Horus if you just love her.

Edited 17th July
I forgot to add the image of the original painting I did of this cute little beagle. You may notice that in the painting I tried to show her dastardly side by emphasising those cute little bumps on her head, making the shadows of them just a little more prominent... they almost look like devils horns...


Anonymous said...

This print is fantastic. I am a very basic gocco user, but I see if I cultivate some sense of patience, my wonder tool can help me do oh-so-much more.

I love your style... thanks for sharing.

iHanna said...

Your art piece is magnificent! Thanks for giving this award to me, I feel honoured and I so hope you can buy or will get my book, I think you just might like it! :-)

take care Jan!

clare said...

I gave you an award on my blog. You are a fantastic artist. In accepting the award, you are not obligated to continue with the nomination of others, but it is fun and encouraging all at the same time!
Hi Jan I see you already have this award, way to go!!!

Anonymous said...

Jan~ I always enjoy looking at your work. I love the way you layer all that information!! Keep it up and we'll keep looking :) Jacki (from gocco list)

Jan said...

Thank you Ladylulu. Play with your prints. It's fun to see what turns out.

Thanks Hanna. Yes, I hope to get your book because I think I will like it!

Clare - How nice that you were going to award me too! Thank you.

Jacki thanks for your comment. I love hearing from the people in the group!

JennElaine said...

Yay! Thanks for mentioning my blog! What an honor;) it definitely helps me to keep going with it!

Nerys said...

This dog is adorable. Actually, I think he's just chewed up your favourite slippers and is pretty nervous about it :-)

Linda said...

Thanks for the award Jan. Very kind words.